HP LaserJet P2055d Laser Printer : Works like a champ, get the correct Win 7 drivers!

Had a dell laser printer which was for ever getting jammed and printing at low quality. Had used the hp laserjet (p2055d) at work, and it had never failed me there, so got one for home office. Not the most modern printer, and possibly not the quietest, but at this price and with the relaibility track record, it was an excellent choice for me.

The hp laserjet p2055d printer replaced our old hp printer, which had seen better days and was starting to show signs of ‘old age’. The p2055d is substantially faster than the older printer, as one would expect and also the printing is first class. As with all new office items, some things took some time to figure out, but nothing of any real note. I use the printer over three office computers with differing operating systems. Two with xp and one computer with window 7. It is a peer to peer network with the printer driven from one of the xp computers. No problems wih full functionality on these, but had to download the most recent driver for windows 7 (64 bit) for the newer pc and it would appear however that full functionality is not all there. Niggly wee things things but nothing that can’t be overcome, or would cause office rageall in all, happy with the printer and hp has proven to be good in the past so that was our reason for purchase. Amazon price was best we found and delivery was next day, which again was excellent.

I survived for a year and a bit on an inkjet printer, where the ink cost me three times the printer. – (due to my needs of printing invoices & school & coursework), so i set out to get a laser printer. After trying two others, i got the 2055d – such an epic printer. So, i start my journey with a dell 1130, which after using for thirty seconds, decided to set itself on fire. After, i went for a hp p1102w, mainly due to how much it costs (limited budget for a fifteen year old). Yes, it worked without any smoke (just steam), but the papercurl was horrific. So, got the p2055d with prime 1pm, perfect. Packaging:ships in its own box, as the box is pretty big. Here are the specifications for the HP LaserJet P2055d Laser Printer:

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  • Get more done in less time with this high performance black-and-white HP LaserJet
  • Create high quality documents with 1200 dpi, at fast print speeds of up to 33 ppm
  • Improve your printing experience and create professional quality output with this compact printer
  • Enjoy this printer’s simple set up, ease of use, and hassle-free maintenance
  • Performance features include expandable memory and automatic two-sided printing

A really first rate small office printer. This is an excellent choice for the small office. It’s very fast and quality is excellent. Not had it long enough to find out how long the cartridge will last, but replacements are far cheaper then my last printer. The only down side is that the provided software does not do duplex printing with windows 7,you will have to find the update on line but this should not be a problem. A small footprint so does not take up much room. Very pleased with the printer.

Works like a champ, get the correct win 7 drivers. Really long and detailed review for p2055d. Intro:we do a couple hundred pages a week and with that much turnaround our inkjet printers kept clogging and needed loads of ink resets and cleaning cycles. Totally frustrating and i hate the hassle of refilling my inkjets all the time, and cleaning and cleaning and cleaning whenever these dreaded white streaks appeared on my printouts (epson i’m looking at you). My conclusion: inkjets are not really designed for heavy duty use, are a downright pain to maintain, can be expensive to run depending if you use ciss (dirt cheap), compatibles or originals (ink more expensive than gold). Inkjets do print nice photos and graphics when they actually work. Do keep an inkjet around for colour work, it will always perform better than lasers. Solution, get a cheap to run mono laser printer. The p2055d is a high volume small business laser printer, designed to run with minimal hassle. No cleaning cycles, no clogging, no out of colour blue/red/yellow ink resets.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Excellent Printer
  • Fast and compact no frills B&W printer for office work
  • Excellent laser printer

This printer works oright in the office i’ve use this printer alot and i don’t have found any problems.

The hp laserjet p2055d printer replaced our old hp printer, which had seen better days and was starting to show signs of ‘old age’. The p2055d is substantially faster than the older printer, as one would expect and also the printing is first class. As with all new office items, some things took some time to figure out, but nothing of any real note. I use the printer over three office computers with differing operating systems. Two with xp and one computer with window 7. It is a peer to peer network with the printer driven from one of the xp computers. No problems wih full functionality on these, but had to download the most recent driver for windows 7 (64 bit) for the newer pc and it would appear however that full functionality is not all there. Niggly wee things things but nothing that can’t be overcome, or would cause office rageall in all, happy with the printer and hp has proven to be good in the past so that was our reason for purchase. Amazon price was best we found and delivery was next day, which again was excellent.

One comment on “HP LaserJet P2055d Laser Printer : Works like a champ, get the correct Win 7 drivers!

  1. This review is from : HP LaserJet P2055d Laser Printer

    I bought this to replace my ageing (and struggling) 2100m and am more than happy with the purchase. Quick and reliable for text and vector graphics, it also handles bitmap graphics well for a printer in this class.
  2. This review is from : HP LaserJet P2055d Laser Printer

    I bought this to replace my ageing (and struggling) 2100m and am more than happy with the purchase. Quick and reliable for text and vector graphics, it also handles bitmap graphics well for a printer in this class.
    1. Just received so not really tested in use yet. Just received my new hp lasterjet p2055d and (so far) am very happy except for one ‘niggle’ – neither of the two supplied set-up discs contains a windows 7 driver. The machine was made in january 2012 (a nice touch on the product label fixed to the machine) so i’m at a loss as to why hp haven’t got around to producing updated set-up discs especially as the correct driver is readily available through their site. The machine itself looks well built and had printed a few pages well and quickly so far. If i’m able to update this review after some ‘proper’ use i’ll do so. Have rated 4 stars pending the chance to use it more.
      1. Just received so not really tested in use yet. Just received my new hp lasterjet p2055d and (so far) am very happy except for one ‘niggle’ – neither of the two supplied set-up discs contains a windows 7 driver. The machine was made in january 2012 (a nice touch on the product label fixed to the machine) so i’m at a loss as to why hp haven’t got around to producing updated set-up discs especially as the correct driver is readily available through their site. The machine itself looks well built and had printed a few pages well and quickly so far. If i’m able to update this review after some ‘proper’ use i’ll do so. Have rated 4 stars pending the chance to use it more.
  3. This review is from : HP LaserJet P2055d Laser Printer

    I choose this printer because i wanted a b&w, good quality printer that would do double-sided printing. I choose this printer over other models that match this spec because reviews had said it was a good printer and quiet. It does what i wanted but it certainly is not quiet. It also took ages to set up because the software was well out of date and the download process from hp website was not straightforward even to an hp computer which i am the adminstrator of and i’m fairly computer literate. When i finally got it working hp sent auto-updates to resolve known issues but these failed on 2 attempts. Since i got the printer working i have also had minor issues with word fonts which i have not had before which may or may not be connected. That all said, the print quality is good and i have not had any jams after c 1 month of using it.
  4. This review is from : HP LaserJet P2055d Laser Printer

    I choose this printer because i wanted a b&w, good quality printer that would do double-sided printing. I choose this printer over other models that match this spec because reviews had said it was a good printer and quiet. It does what i wanted but it certainly is not quiet. It also took ages to set up because the software was well out of date and the download process from hp website was not straightforward even to an hp computer which i am the adminstrator of and i’m fairly computer literate. When i finally got it working hp sent auto-updates to resolve known issues but these failed on 2 attempts. Since i got the printer working i have also had minor issues with word fonts which i have not had before which may or may not be connected. That all said, the print quality is good and i have not had any jams after c 1 month of using it.
  5. This review is from : HP LaserJet P2055d Laser Printer

    Top product with solid build quality and looks smart in the home office. Easy to setup and easy to configure. I have mine setup with a lower resolution (600dpi) and auto duplex to reduce my office paper and toner costs. There is a 1200dpi (economy mode) setting too, however i haven’t done a full comparison yet. Hp spec’s state that the 1st page is printed in 8. 5 seconds, and this is true – i’ve just printed a page in 8 seconds flat. If you use the reconditioned xl cartidges you are making a considerable cost saving per page compared to the official hp toner cartriges. It’s relatively quiet when printing and when idle you can’t hear a peep. Printer + 2,500 capacity toner cartridge + paper tray (250 page capacity) + power cable + software cd. No usb cable however i guess that’s to be expected. Would i recommend this printer ?.
    1. Top product with solid build quality and looks smart in the home office. Easy to setup and easy to configure. I have mine setup with a lower resolution (600dpi) and auto duplex to reduce my office paper and toner costs. There is a 1200dpi (economy mode) setting too, however i haven’t done a full comparison yet. Hp spec’s state that the 1st page is printed in 8. 5 seconds, and this is true – i’ve just printed a page in 8 seconds flat. If you use the reconditioned xl cartidges you are making a considerable cost saving per page compared to the official hp toner cartriges. It’s relatively quiet when printing and when idle you can’t hear a peep. Printer + 2,500 capacity toner cartridge + paper tray (250 page capacity) + power cable + software cd. No usb cable however i guess that’s to be expected. Would i recommend this printer ?.
      1. I have this printer and i love it. The only thing i would like it to have is wifi connection, but i have connected it to the usb on my router (apple time capsule) and it works flawlessly. It never stops working, and we’ve printed at least 5000+ pages so far with it. Duplex means it has saved us 30 gbp+ (assuming 3 gbp per 500 paper) in paper so far. Cartridges are cheap, as we can purchase them from 3rd party manufacturer on ebay or amazon. I and my wife love this printer.
  6. This review is from : HP LaserJet P2055d Laser Printer

    I have this printer and i love it. The only thing i would like it to have is wifi connection, but i have connected it to the usb on my router (apple time capsule) and it works flawlessly. It never stops working, and we’ve printed at least 5000+ pages so far with it. Duplex means it has saved us 30 gbp+ (assuming 3 gbp per 500 paper) in paper so far. Cartridges are cheap, as we can purchase them from 3rd party manufacturer on ebay or amazon. I and my wife love this printer.
    1. Great printer for its price. I have had this printer for two years now and it never gave me problems. Installation on my imac was a matter of seconds, easy. The printer is fast and reliable. Only black and white, which is what i need. No fax (i refuse to use fax any more) and no copying machine, and i also have a separate scanner. So for a straightforward laser b&w this is it. I am happy to see that hp still has it on offer after two years, sometimes these items get replaced fast. It is a testimony to its success.I think it will stay several more years on my desktop.
  7. This review is from : HP LaserJet P2055d Laser Printer

    Great printer for its price. I have had this printer for two years now and it never gave me problems. Installation on my imac was a matter of seconds, easy. The printer is fast and reliable. Only black and white, which is what i need. No fax (i refuse to use fax any more) and no copying machine, and i also have a separate scanner. So for a straightforward laser b&w this is it. I am happy to see that hp still has it on offer after two years, sometimes these items get replaced fast. It is a testimony to its success.I think it will stay several more years on my desktop.
  8. This review is from : HP LaserJet P2055d Laser Printer

    The hp laserjet p2055d printer replaced our old hp printer, which had seen better days and was starting to show signs of “old age”. The p2055d is substantially faster than the older printer, as one would expect and also the printing is first class. As with all new office items, some things took some time to figure out, but nothing of any real note. I use the printer over three office computers with differing operating systems. Two with xp and one computer with window 7. It is a peer to peer network with the printer driven from one of the xp computers. No problems wih full functionality on these, but had to download the most recent driver for windows 7 (64 bit) for the newer pc and it would appear however that full functionality is not all there. Niggly wee things things but nothing that can’t be overcome, or would cause office rageall in all, happy with the printer and hp has proven to be good in the past so that was our reason for purchase. Amazon price was best we found and delivery was next day, which again was excellent.
  9. This review is from : HP LaserJet P2055d Laser Printer

    The hp laserjet p2055d printer replaced our old hp printer, which had seen better days and was starting to show signs of “old age”. The p2055d is substantially faster than the older printer, as one would expect and also the printing is first class. As with all new office items, some things took some time to figure out, but nothing of any real note. I use the printer over three office computers with differing operating systems. Two with xp and one computer with window 7. It is a peer to peer network with the printer driven from one of the xp computers. No problems wih full functionality on these, but had to download the most recent driver for windows 7 (64 bit) for the newer pc and it would appear however that full functionality is not all there. Niggly wee things things but nothing that can’t be overcome, or would cause office rageall in all, happy with the printer and hp has proven to be good in the past so that was our reason for purchase. Amazon price was best we found and delivery was next day, which again was excellent.
    1. This printer has come up to expectations. I bought it for the resolution (1200dpi) and the duplex two-sided printing and both of those work well. It has been reliable so far, and i’ve successfully printed on regular paper, heavier paper (100gsm), photocopy transparencies, and a4 sheets of labels all with no problems. The print quality is pretty good – better than most copyshops or printshops, especially when the high-resolution 1200dpi is selected. As others have said, it’s not the quietest, but the noise level is fine. All-in-all, i’m pleased with it.
      1. This printer has come up to expectations. I bought it for the resolution (1200dpi) and the duplex two-sided printing and both of those work well. It has been reliable so far, and i’ve successfully printed on regular paper, heavier paper (100gsm), photocopy transparencies, and a4 sheets of labels all with no problems. The print quality is pretty good – better than most copyshops or printshops, especially when the high-resolution 1200dpi is selected. As others have said, it’s not the quietest, but the noise level is fine. All-in-all, i’m pleased with it.
  10. This review is from : HP LaserJet P2055d Laser Printer

    The cd shipped with printer was not compatible for windows 7. Have been having problems and have just downloaded fresh drivers so hope all will be fixed. Also i might have preferred the one with the 800 page trays. Have not yet run out of ink so no idea yet on cost of feeding it. But bottom line is it seems an excellent printer. Now almost july 2013 and so must be about 3 years after the purchase. The printer has been a steady work horse – no problems and just keeps going strong. I therefore increase rating to 5 star.
    1. The cd shipped with printer was not compatible for windows 7. Have been having problems and have just downloaded fresh drivers so hope all will be fixed. Also i might have preferred the one with the 800 page trays. Have not yet run out of ink so no idea yet on cost of feeding it. But bottom line is it seems an excellent printer. Now almost july 2013 and so must be about 3 years after the purchase. The printer has been a steady work horse – no problems and just keeps going strong. I therefore increase rating to 5 star.
      1. Fast and compact no frills b&w printer for office work. I purchased this printer after reluctantly having to dispose of my 15 year old apple laserwriter. The hp is very quick and has double-sided, print capability. First impressions are print quality very good although print looks feint in comparison with my old apple printer and inkjet printers. This may be due to the higher resolution output of the hp. All in all very pleased with it and good value for money for a general purpose, cheap to run black and white office printer.
  11. This review is from : HP LaserJet P2055d Laser Printer

    Fast and compact no frills b&w printer for office work. I purchased this printer after reluctantly having to dispose of my 15 year old apple laserwriter. The hp is very quick and has double-sided, print capability. First impressions are print quality very good although print looks feint in comparison with my old apple printer and inkjet printers. This may be due to the higher resolution output of the hp. All in all very pleased with it and good value for money for a general purpose, cheap to run black and white office printer.
  12. This review is from : HP LaserJet P2055d Laser Printer

    I love this printer – bought it for work and so much faster than my last one. Plus can print on both sides of paper – excellent.
    1. I love this printer – bought it for work and so much faster than my last one. Plus can print on both sides of paper – excellent.

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